49ers’ Kyle Shanahan glad season opener won’t be at Philly for obvious reason

SAN JOSE — Kyle Shanahan approves, with a compelling reason, that the 49ers’ rematch of the NFC Championship Game won’t come until a Dec. 3 visit to the Philadelphia. That late-season meeting affords Brock Purdy ample time to recover from his right-elbow surgery, which was required March 10 after his injury left the 49ers shorthanded in that 31-7 defeat at Philadelphia in late January. “I am glad we’re not playing Philly Week 1,” Shanahan said Wednesday night at the Dwight Clark Legacy Series at the California Theatre. “ I want to play them at a better time. I want to make sure our whole team is right there and I don’t like home back in Philly again.” Shanahan believes Purdy will be better than ever of his recovery goes as planned, including possibly being ready for training camp in three months. That said, Purdy’s availability to start the season is an unknown, so Shanahan is glad the Eagles won’t be their opening opponent; the 49ers’ full schedule will be revealed by the NFL on Thursday at 5 p.m. Shanahan noted that his wife, Mandy, won’t

Lance Lynn gives up 4 runs in the 1st on another tough night as the Chicago White Sox lose 9-1 in Kansas City

The Chicago White Sox were on the verge of a big first inning when their first two batters, Tim Anderson and Andrew Benintendi, drew walks. A double play and a strikeout ended the threat without a run. The Kansas City Royals made the most of their opportunities in the bottom of the first, scoring four runs. The Sox never recovered, falling 9-1 in front of 12,187 on Wednesday at Kauffman Stadium. “We had a chance to put some runs on the board in the first inning and we didn’t,” Sox manager Pedro Grifol said. “Then came out and gave up four. Momentum switched right there. That first inning right there was a big inning for us. “We had first and second, nobody out. We had them on the ropes there and (Royals starter Brad Keller) was able to get out of it. Gave up four and never got back in it.” It was another tough night for Lance Lynn (1-5), who allowed seven runs on nine hits with four strikeouts and two walks in five innings. “He had a good game plan going in. He

Jalen Brunson scores 38 points to help Knicks win, force Game 6 vs. Heat

The Knicks needed a hero to keep their season alive. Jalen Brunson strapped on the cape. Backed by strong efforts from his sidekicks RJ Barrett and Julius Randle, Brunson played all 48 minutes — a rarity in today’s NBA, even under the must-win circumstances like Wednesday — and carried the Knicks through a rollercoaster of a 112-103 victory. His gutsy performance cut New York’s series deficit to 3-2, with Friday’s Game 6 in Miami fast approaching. And in the short meantime, Brunson can collect his kudos. “What can you say about the guy?” Tom Thibodeau said. “He’s incredible.” Brunson did it all at Madison Square Garden, scoring and making whatever plays the circumstances dictated while finishing with nine rebounds and seven assists. Despite zero rest, the point guard’s production never tapered. His ten points in the fourth quarter were timely and necessary. Then the 26-year-old was all business in his postgame presser. “Just tried to do everything I could do to win,” he said. “Did that. And now it’s on to Game 6.” Asked about Thibodeau trusting him to play the entire game, Brunson responded

Woodland Hills man arrested on multiple indecent exposure charges 

A man was arrested for multiple indecent exposure violations committed in Camarillo over a three-month period.  Shayan Carpio, 26, of Woodland Hills was arrested on Tuesday on three counts of indecent exposure.  According to a release from the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office, residents in the 1600 block of East Ventura Boulevard reported two different incidents of indecent exposure at the same location in March and April 2023.  “During the incidents, the suspect exposed himself and engaged in lewd conduct in plain view of the public,” VCSO said in a statement.  Former O.C. cheerleading coach arrested on molestation charges; additional victims sought A third report came in on the same day in the 700 block of Camarillo Center Drive, approximately one mile away from the first two incidents.  Detectives with the Camarillo Investigations Bureau were able to confirm that the suspect from the first two incidents was the suspect in the third one.  A fourth incident of indecent exposure was reported on Tuesday in the 700 block of Paseo Camarillo, and when deputies responded to the area, they were able to determine the suspect was the same

Beyoncé brings the heat to Sweden on first Renaissance Tour stop

This is the moment that BeeHive fans all over the world have been waiting for.  The Grammy award-winning singer and songwriter, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter, has officially kicked off her Renaissance Tour in Stockholm, Sweden.  Fans quickly rushed to TikTok, Instagram, and other social media platforms to share clips of the singer’s first solo tour performance since her 2016 Formation World Tour.  Carter opened her show with her smash hit, “Dangerously in Love” from her first studio album. According to several quickly spreading video clips, the pop singer also performed a blend of her earlier fan favorites including  “Flaws and All,” “Drunk in Love” and “I Care” mixed with hits from “Renaissance” including “That Girl,” “Alien Superstar,” and “Plastic Off the Sofa.”  The “Cuff It” queen launched her “Renaissance” album dedicated to her late Uncle Johnny in July 2022 that caused a major culture shift, social frenzy, and dance movement. The album amassed nine Grammy nominations at the 65th Annual Grammy Awards including Album of the Year, and took home four awards, including Best Dance/Electronic Album.  Although Queen Bey has not released the “Renaissance” visuals, tickets for

Imagine Dragons performs outside Netflix in Hollywood in support of WGA strike

It’s now Week 2 of the Writers Guild of America strike and both sides continue to be at a stalemate. As writers continue to picket in front of studios day after day, they are getting support from celebrities across the industry. Imagine Dragons put on an impromptu concert for demonstrators posted outside of Netflix’s Hollywood lot off Sunset Boulevard on Tuesday afternoon. Lead singer Dan Reynolds and guitarist Wayne Sermon performed their hit “Radioactive” and “Whatever it Takes” for the crowd. The duo sang the hits while atop a bench outside the Netflix gates. “What a beautiful day supporting the cause. We love you guys” Reynolds told the crowd, which was instantly filmed and posted to Twitter. The crowd sang along and cheered on the band amid the cloudy Los Angeles day. Afterward, TMZ cameras caught up with Reynolds to get him to comment about the performance and the strike. “We just want fair compensation for people who put in the time and are incredible creators that drive so much of the entertainment that influences the world and we have many friends also, who are

Trump digs in on election lies, insults accuser during CNN town hall event

By JILL COLVIN (Associated Press) During a contentious CNN town hall Wednesday night, former President Donald Trump dug in on his lies about the 2020 election, downplayed the violence on Jan. 6, 2021, and repeatedly insulted the woman whom a civil jury this week found him liable of sexually abusing and defaming. Trump, returning to the network after years of acrimony, also refused to say whether he wants Ukraine to win the war against Russian aggression and said the U.S. “might as well” default on its debt obligation, despite the potential devastating economic consequences. The live, televised event — held in early-voting New Hampshire — underscored the challenges of fact-checking Trump in real time. The former president was cheered on and applauded by an audience of Republican and unaffiliated voters as moderator Kaitlan Collins sometimes struggled to get a word in edgewise. Trump — who at one point snapped that Collins was “a nasty person” — continued to insist the 2020 election had been “rigged,” even though state and federal election officials, his own campaign and White House aides, and numerous courts have said there

Lakers coach responds to Kerr comments on flops; Curry named to All-NBA second team

SAN FRANCISCO – One day after Warriors coach Steve Kerr bemoaned what he felt were glaringly obvious flops by Los Angeles Lakers players trying to draw charges, his counterpart, Darvin Ham, claimed the high road, saying he didn’t want to get into a back-and-forth regarding any contentious calls by NBA officials. Kerr said Tuesday there “was definitely some gamesmanship” by the Lakers during Monday’s Game 4, particularly late in the fourth quarter when Draymond Green was called for a foul as he attempted to set a screen on guard Lonnie Walker IV, who tumbled to the floor upon contact. Kerr said Tuesday that it was “a blatant flop. (Walker) just takes a dive and the ref bought it.” Asked about Kerr’s comment prior to Game 5 on Wednesday at Chase Center, Ham stayed above the fray. “I just control what I can control. That’s coaching my team,” Ham said. “I don’t go down the rabbit hole, pointing fingers, blaming the official. I never did when I was an assistant coach and I don’t want to start now. Our job is to try to put together

NBA playoffs live updates: Wiggins puts Warriors back ahead of Lakers in second quarter of Game 5

To view the live updates on your mobile device click here. GAME 5: Lakers at Warriors at Chase Center, at 7 p.m. TV: TNT. Announcers: Brian Anderson (play-by-play), Stan Van Gundy (color commentary), Chris Haynes (sideline reporting). ODDS: Warriors -7.5. OVER/UNDER: 225. (Both from Caesars Sportsbook.) CURRENT SERIES: Lakers lead 3-1. SEASON SERIES: Lakers went 3-1 against the Warriors in the regular season. PRIOR PLAYOFF HISTORY: Lakers have won 6-of-7 postseason series, including the last one in 1991. In the last 20 months, we’ve had three playoff showdowns between The Bay and LA. But unfortunately for those in NorCal, the Warriors are on the brink of making The Bay 0-for-3 in those matchups (after the Giants lost to the Dodgers in the 2021 NLDS and the 49ers lost to the Rams in the 2022 NFC title game). Golden State will be playing for its playoff life on Wednesday, needing a win in Game 5 to force the series back to Los Angeles for Game 6 on Friday. Related Articles Golden State Warriors | Lakers coach responds to comments by Warriors’ Kerr on flops, gamesmanship Golden

Warriors clear Atkinson to interview for Bucks’ head coaching job: report

A month after being in the coaching candidate pool to turn around a downtrodden franchise, Kenny Atkinson is among the targets for a team on the other end of the winning spectrum. The Warriors’ assistant is in the running for the Milwaukee Bucks’ top job, according to a report Wednesday from ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Atkinson, who has spent the last two seasons on Steve Kerr’s staff, was listed among the candidates for the Houston Rockets’ vacancy before ex-Celtics coach Ime Udoka was named to the job late last month. The Bucks fired coach Mike Budenholzer this month, just two years after he helped lead the team to a title. Milwaukee, the NBA’s top regular-season team, crashed out of the playoffs in the first round, losing in five games to the eighth-seeded Heat. Atkinson was an assistant on Budenholzer’s staff in Atlanta from 2013-2016. If Atkinson were to be hired, he would inherit championship expectations in Milwaukee along with a roster featuring two-time MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo, though Bucks starters Brook Lopez (unrestricted free agent) and Khris Middleton (player option) could be gone next season. Kerr has